Abstract

We probe the propagation of short electromagnetic pulses of finite bandwidth through a one-dimensional nonlinear photonic crystal. The theoretical scheme is tested in numerical simulations of the reflection and transmission spectra for a sample of recent experimental interest. The study is important for understanding of the nonlinear phase shifts and other active spectral modifications in photonic crystals, which have potential applications in all-optical signal processing.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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